MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review

Test Setup

MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon - V.123 BIOS
Intel i7 7700K
Corsair LPX 3200MHz (stock XMP tests)
Corsair Dominator Platinum 3600MHz
G-Skill TridentZ 3866MHz
Corsair LPX 4266MHz
Corsair MP500 M.2
Samsung 960 Evo M.2
Corsair HX1000i
Corsair H110i GT
Corsair ML Fans

 

Overclocking

5GHz did come around faily easily as expected. 3866MHz memory was also possible but sadly not at the same time. In the end we had to drop the memory speed down to 3600MHz to be able to keep the 5GHz overclock happy. We are faily sure that a more mature BIOS will have this fixed in no time, its just part of the drama of prerelease testing and stupidly short deadlines. 

3866MHz memory is a huge ask even with a mature BIOS though so expecting it from a prerelease product is quite frankly ridiculous, we only do it to really push the outer edges of the boards. Some 3200MHz memory on this board with a decent high speed M.2 drive will have your system absolutely singing. 

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Most Recent Comments

06-01-2017, 05:18:14

Peace
For the dual sound processors offering two sound sources, I can imagine a streamer's setup, where you want to have your game sound over your headset and some music in the background via speakers. When I stream sometimes and I feel like turning on some music, it's kinda tough to get the right balance. Sometimes I only want the audience to hear the music but not myself. To achieve this scenario you'd need some hard to understand software or this motherboard. Simply set the voice recognition or your mic's sensitivity to a level where it can record the music coming from the speakers, while you can completely focus on the game's sound, because your headset covers your ears from the speaker's music.

Other than that... Maybe not having to swap any cables or disable the headset in Windows' audiomixer, if you want to watch a movie with le girlfriend?Quote

12-02-2017, 11:09:29

EdoCarbo93
Hi everyone, I'm looking to buy a new motherboard for my gaming PC. I found the MSI carbon PRO Z270 very complete ad good looking so I decided to use as boot drive the Corsair MP500 M.2 120GB. Does anyone know if these two components are compatible together and if this M.2 can be used as boot drive? thanksQuote

12-02-2017, 13:06:13

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by EdoCarbo93 View Post
Hi everyone, I'm looking to buy a new motherboard for my gaming PC. I found the MSI carbon PRO Z270 very complete ad good looking so I decided to use as boot drive the Corsair MP500 M.2 120GB. Does anyone know if these two components are compatible together and if this M.2 can be used as boot drive? thanks
Should work fine if youre using Windows 10Quote

01-03-2017, 20:47:36

BucketInABucket
Is it possible to peel off the faux carbon on the heatsinks to leave just black?Quote
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